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Royal Murder Mysteries
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Royal Murder Mysteries: King George V: Mercy Or Murder

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  September 30, 2017
At five minutes before midnight on January 20, 1936, King George V of England was pronounced dead. The official cause of death, bronchitis, was confirmed by Lord Bertrand ...

At five minutes before midnight on January 20, 1936, King George V of England was pronounced dead. The official cause of death, bronchitis, was confirmed by Lord Bertrand Dawson, the King's personal physician. In recognition of his care for the King during the last days of his life, Lord Dawson was made a Viscount. Dawson continued his illustrious medical career right up until his death in 1945. He was mourned by the Royal family, the political class and the media. But Dawson went to his grave with a dark secret. King George V hadn't died of bronchitis. Dawson had killed him. This startling admission was made in his personal diary, released to the public in 1986.

This is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. When The Beatles stopped playing ...

This is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognised as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.

In the Djapu homeland of Wandawuy 13 year old Mawirrirr Munungurr has come of age and his initiation journey into his clan has begun.

In the Djapu homeland of Wandawuy 13 year old Mawirrirr Munungurr has come of age and his initiation journey into his clan has begun.

In the South Caucuses of Georgia he discovers the birthplace of the one of the road's most successful exports, wine.

In the South Caucuses of Georgia he discovers the birthplace of the one of the road's most successful exports, wine.

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping new deal restores the people's ...

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping new deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.

Julie Okely a descendant of the Kamilaroi nation of NSW, is currently living in Canberra with her two children Taylah and Ayden. Julie grew up in Baradine, Sydney and Kenebri ...

Julie Okely a descendant of the Kamilaroi nation of NSW, is currently living in Canberra with her two children Taylah and Ayden. Julie grew up in Baradine, Sydney and Kenebri with her paternal family.

Hailey travels to Thailand to explore how transgender models are redefining fashion and influencing a new generation, and asks if representation on the runway leads to social ...

Hailey travels to Thailand to explore how transgender models are redefining fashion and influencing a new generation, and asks if representation on the runway leads to social progress.

Born in Wallaroo in 1955, Rosemary is a proud Aboriginal South Australian and her traditional heritage is the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and Koogatha and Wirrangu ...

Born in Wallaroo in 1955, Rosemary is a proud Aboriginal South Australian and her traditional heritage is the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and Koogatha and Wirrangu from the west coast of SA.

The war on terror enters a new phase as home-grown lone wolves begin to strike in the US. The American military apparatus struggles to contain a threat that has moved to a new ...

The war on terror enters a new phase as home-grown lone wolves begin to strike in the US. The American military apparatus struggles to contain a threat that has moved to a new battlefield: the internet, where ISIS and other terror groups enlist and inspire individuals to commit acts of terror anywhere they can, posting instructions and even hit lists. Tragedies in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando are stark reminders that despite all the increases in security, the threat lingers. New and unexpected allies join the counter offensive, including hackers and US businesses. But a climate of fear gives rise to more hate, and a new wave of domestic terror emerges, led by white nationalists.

Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. ...

Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. This program focuses on the Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, which fully justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander.

The Vice Guide To Film
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The Vice Guide To Film: Todd Haynes

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS VICELAND  |  September 26, 2017
Julianne Moore, Kyle Chandler and Kelly Reichardt contemplate the visually rich, politically charged cinema of Todd Haynes, from his subversive indie films to the ...

Julianne Moore, Kyle Chandler and Kelly Reichardt contemplate the visually rich, politically charged cinema of Todd Haynes, from his subversive indie films to the Oscar-nominated melodramas that made him the most acclaimed American director of his era.

Narcissists are suddenly everywhere. Thanks in part to Donald Trump's media diagnosis, narcissistic personality disorder has overtaken psychopath and bipolar to emerge as the ...

Narcissists are suddenly everywhere. Thanks in part to Donald Trump's media diagnosis, narcissistic personality disorder has overtaken psychopath and bipolar to emerge as the number one label for others' psychological failings. Gavin Haynes attempts to peel the pop back away from the psych and see what's left. He visits the experts, quizzes the YouTube gurus, hangs out with the well-varnished girls dating on "hotties-only" site BeautifulPeople.com, and the support groups for the victims of the narcissists, all the while hunting for a real-life narcissist.

Over the decades, brothers David and Daniel Dow, both gifted and talented songwriters and performers, reflect on their musical careers.

Over the decades, brothers David and Daniel Dow, both gifted and talented songwriters and performers, reflect on their musical careers.

Inside London Fire Brigade
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Inside London Fire Brigade

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  September 26, 2017
In this episode, we meet two men from the London Fire Brigade. Crew manager Aldo has spent 26 years working as a firefighter and is about to retire. Graduate Joe is a ...

In this episode, we meet two men from the London Fire Brigade. Crew manager Aldo has spent 26 years working as a firefighter and is about to retire. Graduate Joe is a 25-year-old rookie who is learning the ropes.

Meet the air traffic controllers who, at some times of the year, deal with over 1000 flights a day arriving at the busiest airport in the world. The team also find out what ...

Meet the air traffic controllers who, at some times of the year, deal with over 1000 flights a day arriving at the busiest airport in the world. The team also find out what the future of aviation might look like.

The worst terrorist attack in American history is also the least understood. It was not the action of one man - Osama bin Laden. It was the creation of a network, spanning ...

The worst terrorist attack in American history is also the least understood. It was not the action of one man - Osama bin Laden. It was the creation of a network, spanning decades. It began as a New York story, as homegrown as baseball. And while the first blood was shed in the early 1990s, the roots of the violence stretch back decades and even centuries, making the final horrendous act almost inevitable. This series will redefine our understanding of what happened, focusing primarily on the period between the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the moment of impact on 9/11 itself. Using a tick-tock of tense cat-and-mouse narratives of terrorists and counter-terrorists, friends and foes, we follow the calamitous intersection of war and faith, natural resources and scientific progress, plane and tower. How did this happen? When did this hate begin, and why?

Emerging from the deserts of central Australia is the unique sounds of Apakatjah, who blend intricate guitar work with ancient languages, stirring harmonies and traditional ...

Emerging from the deserts of central Australia is the unique sounds of Apakatjah, who blend intricate guitar work with ancient languages, stirring harmonies and traditional instruments.

Is Asperger's syndrome the next stage of human evolution? Professor Tony Attwood believes the "out of the box" thought processes of people on the autism spectrum will solve ...

Is Asperger's syndrome the next stage of human evolution? Professor Tony Attwood believes the "out of the box" thought processes of people on the autism spectrum will solve the world's big problems. He is credited with being the first clinical psychologist to present Asperger's syndrome not as something to be "fixed " but as a gift, evidenced in many of the great inventors and artists throughout history. Professor Attwood is highly regarded for his ability to connect with and bring out the talents of people with Asperger's. He describes himself as a translator between the "neurotypical" and Asperger's worlds. But while Professor Attwood has reached the top of his field, he reveals on Australian Story the personal cost of a missed diagnosis in his own family. Early in his career, he didn't see the signs of Asperger's in his son Will. The consequences were devastating for everyone.

London's Super Tunnel
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London's Super Tunnel

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 25, 2017
This program follows more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling up with traffic. They race to complete ...

This program follows more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling up with traffic. They race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city, Crossrail, London's new underground, in time for the first trains to start running. Costing £15 billion, it's the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller is an engineer who is more at home constructing space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. She must build what will become Britain's busiest station - Farringdon - an underground structure longer than the Shard skyscraper is tall.

Autism is on the rise with no cause or cure in sight. Adrift in a void of medical data, more parents are breaking federal laws by giving their kids weed to treat the disorder.

Autism is on the rise with no cause or cure in sight. Adrift in a void of medical data, more parents are breaking federal laws by giving their kids weed to treat the disorder.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: Space Race

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  September 24, 2017
On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk ...

On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament - Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind. However, once the Cold War space race had been won, popular interest in space exploration waned rapidly - as reflected in songs by Elton John and Gil Scott-Heron. In December 1972, NASA launched its final manned mission to the moon, and we have never gone back since. Almost half a century after the moon landing, while our deep yearning to explore the universe lives on in the realm of art and music, its most profound legacy may be the perspective it gave us on our own planet and who we are as a species.

Obama: Eight Years of Power
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Obama: Eight Years of Power: Don't Screw It Up

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 24, 2017
Barack Obama set out to end George Bush's wars in the Middle East and reset relations with the rest of the world. In Syria, when shocking evidence shows the use of chemical ...

Barack Obama set out to end George Bush's wars in the Middle East and reset relations with the rest of the world. In Syria, when shocking evidence shows the use of chemical weapons, Obama decides to bomb. This episode also explores how Obama scored a big win when he negotiated a secret deal to end the nuclear threat from Iran, behind the backs of his closest allies. Secretary of state John Kerry tells how he worked through the night (with President Obama on the phone) to secure the outlines of the deal.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: Battle Of The Sexes

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS  |  September 24, 2017
The famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a galvanising moment for the women's movement. Billie Jean's win was an affirmation to all the women who ...

The famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a galvanising moment for the women's movement. Billie Jean's win was an affirmation to all the women who felt underestimated as simply mothers and housewives. The music of the 1960s and '70s, from Helen Reddy to Leslie Gore to Aretha Franklin was also a kind of subversive force in delivering to women messages of strength and empowerment. The sexual revolution ushered in more provocative music that gave women permission to let loose; Loretta Lynn's The Pill was an outright ode to the wonders of contraception and how freeing it was. Feminism in music has taken many forms, just as the women's movement itself has waxed and waned over the decades. But from Pat Benatar to Salt-N-Pepa to Katy Perry, each generation of young women has found strength and solidarity in female artists who have literally given them a voice.

Kevin McCloud visits four more properties competing for a place on the final shortlist, before announcing the overall winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects House ...

Kevin McCloud visits four more properties competing for a place on the final shortlist, before announcing the overall winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2016.

Ten-year-old Josh arrives at St George's having severed his finger during an accident on the school playing field. Mum Jane accompanies Josh into resus, but she has a secret - ...

Ten-year-old Josh arrives at St George's having severed his finger during an accident on the school playing field. Mum Jane accompanies Josh into resus, but she has a secret - Josh has no idea that his finger has actually been cut off during the accident. Doctors now face a double challenge: to work out whether they can reattach his finger, which will require major surgery, and how and when to explain to Josh what has really happened. Meanwhile 40-year-old stonemason Guido is in minors having dropped a marble slab on his finger. His finger is wrapped up and Guido has reassured his wife Dina that it's just a little cut. But when specialist nurse Prav unravels the bandages the extent of the injury is revealed and Dina isn't happy. And 74-year-old Maggie, who's partially sighted, is brought to resus after falling over and hurting her leg. She's come with neighbour Nathalie, who lives in a housing complex for people with visual impairment. Maggie admits that she couldn't stand Nathalie when they first met, but Nathalie persisted and they became best friends. An X-ray reveals that Maggie's ankle is broken in two places and, as doctors fix it, Maggie talks about the challenges she faced during childhood that led her to lose trust in other people and rely on herself.

The worst terrorist attack in American history is also the least understood. It was not the action of one man - Osama bin Laden. It was the creation of a network, spanning ...

The worst terrorist attack in American history is also the least understood. It was not the action of one man - Osama bin Laden. It was the creation of a network, spanning decades. It began as a New York story, as homegrown as baseball. And while the first blood was shed in the early 1990s, the roots of the violence stretch back decades and even centuries, making the final horrendous act almost inevitable. This series will redefine our understanding of what happened, focusing primarily on the period between the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the moment of impact on 9/11 itself. Using a tick-tock of tense cat-and-mouse narratives of terrorists and counter-terrorists, friends and foes, we follow the calamitous intersection of war and faith, natural resources and scientific progress, plane and tower. How did this happen? When did this hate begin, and why?

The Ascent of Civilization
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The Ascent of Civilization

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 24, 2017
There is barely a country in Europe that can't look back on Germanic roots, though there has never been one unified people. The term 'Germanic' actually refers to a number of ...

There is barely a country in Europe that can't look back on Germanic roots, though there has never been one unified people. The term 'Germanic' actually refers to a number of tribes and clans that lived in central and northern Europe from the sixth century BC. Gaius Julius Caesar is said to have used it when talking about the Gallic war. However, the Romans were full of contempt for the Germanic peoples, Tacitus calling their home a hideous blood-curdling place full of dark woods and swamplands.

One of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favourites as Old Man, Harvest Moon and Heart of Gold. Leading music critics ...

One of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favourites as Old Man, Harvest Moon and Heart of Gold. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Young.

King Ludwig of Bavaria was gay, wildly eccentric and built fairy tale castles that today rate as Germany's leading tourist attractions. He was not a conventional man or king. ...

King Ludwig of Bavaria was gay, wildly eccentric and built fairy tale castles that today rate as Germany's leading tourist attractions. He was not a conventional man or king. His behaviour saw him declared insane and deposed from the throne, and in June 1886, his body was found in a lake south of Munich. Originally ruled as suicide, recent evidence has come to light that suggests murder. That evidence is compelling enough to have led to louder and louder calls for the king's body to be exhumed to finally discover the truth.

From lawyer to personal trainer and health professional, Gary Lui shares his story of how he changed and completely reshaped his lifestyle and his wellbeing.

From lawyer to personal trainer and health professional, Gary Lui shares his story of how he changed and completely reshaped his lifestyle and his wellbeing.

Franklin Roosevelt runs for Vice President in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years ...

Franklin Roosevelt runs for Vice President in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as Governor of New York, acts with such vigour and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is "fear itself".

Celestine Rowe is a Pintupi and Luritja woman. She is a single mum who is now an outstanding poet who has performed all over the country with her storytelling.

Celestine Rowe is a Pintupi and Luritja woman. She is a single mum who is now an outstanding poet who has performed all over the country with her storytelling.

States of Undress
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States of Undress: Urban Tribes Of Mexico City

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS VICELAND  |  September 21, 2017
In Mexico City, familiar subcultures like punk and emo transform into warring urban tribes. Hailey goes to all corners of the city to find out why these unique identities have ...

In Mexico City, familiar subcultures like punk and emo transform into warring urban tribes. Hailey goes to all corners of the city to find out why these unique identities have taken hold.

Junk Food Kids
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Junk Food Kids

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 21, 2017
Across Britain, the number of children with serious but entirely preventable health problems is spiralling. Follow the pioneering work of a unit at King's College Hospital in ...

Across Britain, the number of children with serious but entirely preventable health problems is spiralling. Follow the pioneering work of a unit at King's College Hospital in London, where Britain's first full paediatric obesity team is now performing stomach reduction operations on overweight children. Thirteen-year-old Denisa, who came to Britain with her parents from Romania four years ago, is obese and now a potential candidate for the surgery. In Leeds, the Dental Institute operates on four- year-old Adam. And meet 10-year-old Sara, who's on a weight management course for kids.

This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why ...

This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them.

On Christmas Day 1974, Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, and 30,000 people were evacuated. Cecelia Muir Cubillo was one of those, and for the last 40 plus years lived in Adelaide ...

On Christmas Day 1974, Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, and 30,000 people were evacuated. Cecelia Muir Cubillo was one of those, and for the last 40 plus years lived in Adelaide where she raised four children.

Angela Rippon, a prominent campaigner for dementia awareness, investigates the condition that took her mother's life. She visits the world's foremost research centres, seeing ...

Angela Rippon, a prominent campaigner for dementia awareness, investigates the condition that took her mother's life. She visits the world's foremost research centres, seeing how Alzheimer's changes the brain.

September 12th, 2001 was the first day of a new era in human history: the Age of Terror. The 9/11 attacks catapulted America to the front lines of a battle without rules or ...

September 12th, 2001 was the first day of a new era in human history: the Age of Terror. The 9/11 attacks catapulted America to the front lines of a battle without rules or conventional tactics, where victory depended on decoding the DNA of an entirely new kind of warfare. After many years and thousands of lives lost, the world has been transformed by the conflict against terrorism, as nations across the globe struggle to meet the deadly and rising threat. Are we trapped in a war without end? Age of Terror seeks to answer the question by probing the historical roots of the conflict to uncover how today's terrorism has evolved and how we've fought back. This two-episode event begins with 9/11, as America wakes up to the most devastating assault ever to strike its soil. Through the lens of the attacks, we'll reveal the history of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, its origins, motives, tactics, and ultimate decline that leads to the rise of ISIS.

Kaylene Butler goes on a personal journey to her country, learning, displaying and sharing culture experiences that are born within you.

Kaylene Butler goes on a personal journey to her country, learning, displaying and sharing culture experiences that are born within you.

With the semester coming to an end, some will stay behind and some will be asked to leave. The interns return home and try to adjust to a life they left behind.

With the semester coming to an end, some will stay behind and some will be asked to leave. The interns return home and try to adjust to a life they left behind.

This documentary looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions within the United States, and the polarised America that ...

This documentary looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions within the United States, and the polarised America that Donald Trump inherits as president. We take an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in Washington, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle, and the racial tensions that erupted throughout the country. In this episode, we investigate the deep political divisions and bitter polarisation that grew during the Obama presidency and how the promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities.

Inside London Fire Brigade
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Inside London Fire Brigade

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  September 19, 2017
In this episode, 100 firefighters are mobilised to a massive fire at a garden centre near Heathrow. Things take a dramatic turn when it's discovered there is a large quantity ...

In this episode, 100 firefighters are mobilised to a massive fire at a garden centre near Heathrow. Things take a dramatic turn when it's discovered there is a large quantity of highly explosive gas canisters on site.

This is the ultimate insider's take on great directors. Actors and artists from the worlds of Tarantino, Lynch, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola and many others share the vision and ...

This is the ultimate insider's take on great directors. Actors and artists from the worlds of Tarantino, Lynch, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola and many others share the vision and madness behind today's most innovative, influential films. James Franco, Harmony Korine, and Errol Morris explore the wild worlds of German maverick Werner Herzog, whose films have taken us from the Amazon to the Arctic and beyond as he probes the fine line between the awesome and the absurd.

David ventures deep into the goldmines that bankrolled the wealthy Sogdian civilisation in the 5th-century and explores the ancient service stations.

David ventures deep into the goldmines that bankrolled the wealthy Sogdian civilisation in the 5th-century and explores the ancient service stations.

World at War
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World at War: Remember

Season 1  |  Episode 26  |  The History Channel  |  September 18, 2017
For those lucky enough to survive WWII it still remains the most significant experience of their lives.

For those lucky enough to survive WWII it still remains the most significant experience of their lives.

Born with a rare form of dwarfism, actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell has faced ridicule and discrimination all her life. But her determination to be a performer has never ...

Born with a rare form of dwarfism, actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell has faced ridicule and discrimination all her life. But her determination to be a performer has never wavered and she has overcome every hurdle with dignity and grace. Roles for short-statured actors tend to be one-dimensional and often demeaning but Kiruna refuses to be defined by her height. She chooses to play the kind of roles she might perform in real life - a mother, a lover, a lawyer or a nurse - and by doing so hopes to challenge perceptions of people with dwarfism. For the past 15 years she has worked consistently on stage and screen. Her roles include the film Moulin Rouge, the soap opera EastEnders, the Ricky Gervais comedy Life's Too Short and three plays at London's prestigious National Theatre. Australian Story filmed with Kiruna, her family and her husband, actor Gareth Berliner, while she was involved in an Australian production of The Rover.

The Obesity Myth
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The Obesity Myth

Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 18, 2017
Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as 26-year-old Felicity; former gridiron player Robert; and Wayne, whose ...

Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as 26-year-old Felicity; former gridiron player Robert; and Wayne, whose diabetes means he faces a foot amputation, as they battle their biology to reclaim their lives.

Overnight fame was not much more than a dream with the chaotic and unstable life that Beni had led, until early 2016, when he became the first Indigenous person to win West ...

Overnight fame was not much more than a dream with the chaotic and unstable life that Beni had led, until early 2016, when he became the first Indigenous person to win West Australian Music's award.

Molecules form when individual atoms create bonds by sharing electrons. Understanding how atoms combine to make molecules allows scientists to predict many of the physical and ...

Molecules form when individual atoms create bonds by sharing electrons. Understanding how atoms combine to make molecules allows scientists to predict many of the physical and chemical properties of substances.

Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and ...

Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and cultural hubs of the world.

Obama: Eight Years of Power
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Obama: Eight Years of Power: The Arc of History

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  September 17, 2017
This episode tells how Obama got re-elected for a second term and tried to tackle America's most intractable social problems: guns, immigration and race.

This episode tells how Obama got re-elected for a second term and tried to tackle America's most intractable social problems: guns, immigration and race.

With full marijuana legalisation no longer a bygone conclusion, Krishna chronicles the thriving, ever-changing landscape of cannabis in the US - embedding with smugglers, ...

With full marijuana legalisation no longer a bygone conclusion, Krishna chronicles the thriving, ever-changing landscape of cannabis in the US - embedding with smugglers, doctors, immigrants, children and cops as they shape the future of American weed. As mass deportations of 'criminal aliens' loom, Krishna follows a Virginia family caught in the deportation dragnet to see how the War on Drugs has fuelled Trump's War on Immigrants.

The death of Martin Luther King Jr marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, a moment of reckoning for African Americans in the United States. After the mourning, ...

The death of Martin Luther King Jr marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, a moment of reckoning for African Americans in the United States. After the mourning, the community gathered its strength to continue King's fight, inspired by the fiery protest of Nina Simone, the black power anthems of James Brown, and the extraordinary voice of Aretha Franklin. The continued struggle for civil rights has been a long and uneven battle since 1968, but the spirit of resistance has been kept alive in the music, from Stevie Wonder's campaign to establish a Martin Luther King Holiday to Kendrick Lamar's searing protest song that became an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. The music in this episode both celebrates the strength and solidarity of the African American experience, while reminding us how far we still have to go.

In a truly unimaginable act of police brutality, national guardsmen shot and killed four college students in an anti-war protest on the Kent State campus in Ohio in 1970. Just ...

In a truly unimaginable act of police brutality, national guardsmen shot and killed four college students in an anti-war protest on the Kent State campus in Ohio in 1970. Just weeks later, Neil Young channelled his rage into a haunting song called Ohio, which was released and played on the radio almost immediately. Perhaps no other era in American history saw such an intense outpouring of politically driven popular music as the years around the Vietnam War. Songs from Buffalo Springfield, Phil Ochs, and Edwin Starr were explicit in their anti-war messaging while also providing a soundtrack for soldiers in the battlefield. These artists were exercising their fundamental American right to protest government actions, and in a newly ascendant age of protest, it is worth exploring the vital role that music can play in society.

The Ascent of Civilization
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The Ascent of Civilization

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 17, 2017
This is a journey to the roots of the modern world: from the eclectic Germanic tribes that defied the mighty Romans, to the seafaring Carthaginians that established the first ...

This is a journey to the roots of the modern world: from the eclectic Germanic tribes that defied the mighty Romans, to the seafaring Carthaginians that established the first global trade network, and the pioneering Arabs and their advances into modern science. Meet the ancestors that have shaped the world. The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. Their story began around 3000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up colonies around the Mediterranean. The most powerful was Carthage, a bustling metropolis in what is now Tunisia, with a port that was the envy of the entire world.

Twenty-six-year-old Lawrence is rushed to St George's after being hit by a car while crossing the road on a night out in Eastbourne. He was thrown 15 feet after hitting the ...

Twenty-six-year-old Lawrence is rushed to St George's after being hit by a car while crossing the road on a night out in Eastbourne. He was thrown 15 feet after hitting the car's windscreen. Lawrence was bleeding from his ears and was put into an induced coma at the scene by emergency doctors. Lawrence is taken straight to the CT scanner so that doctors can assess the severity of his injuries - particularly in his head, neck and spine - which could be life-changing. His family are rushed by police to be by his bedside. Meanwhile 53-year-old Katrina is brought to AandE after having difficulty breathing and chest pains that could indicate a heart attack. While doctors carry out blood tests to find out what's wrong, Katrina's daughter Jamila talks about how this is the latest challenge for her mum, who has been receiving treatment for cancer. And 63-year-old former lollipop lady Angela has come to AandE with her sister Sue after being attacked by one of her cats, as she shouted at a fox in the garden. The scratches have become infected. While she's treated, Angela and Sue talk about losing their parents and siblings and the strong bond between them.

Kevin McCloud explores five cutting-edge homes, focusing on properties that create space from the smallest of sites. They include a work space with an experimental garden and ...

Kevin McCloud explores five cutting-edge homes, focusing on properties that create space from the smallest of sites. They include a work space with an experimental garden and a house that blends beach living and high architecture.

World at War
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World at War: Reckoning

Season 1  |  Episode 25  |  The History Channel  |  September 17, 2017
No single European country is a winner of the war in Europe and nobody wants to see Germany rise again.

No single European country is a winner of the war in Europe and nobody wants to see Germany rise again.

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